About | Kenosha Unified School District


The Kenosha Unified School District was created in 1967. The District includes the City of Kenosha, Village of Pleasant Prairie, and Town and Village of Somers. While it is called the Kenosha Unified School District, it is actually a common school district and holds an annual meeting of electors.


Provide excellent, challenging learning opportunities and experiences that prepare each student for success.


To be Wisconsin’s top performing urban school district that is highly regarded for continuously exceeding all expectations.

Core Values

  • Safety – providing a safe learning and working environment

  • Teamwork – collaborating respectfully to meet goals

  • Unity – being united among staff, students, families and all other stakeholders

  • Diversity – being inclusive of all individuals

  • Equity – treating all in a fair and just manner

  • Nurturing – providing a caring and encouraging environment

  • Trust – building confidence through transparency

  • Stability – building organizational capacity to adapt to change successfully

Strategic Goals

  1. Increase academic achievement for all students by prioritizing, planning and implementing recommendations from the curriculum audit.

  2. Implement transparent fiscal management practices that prioritize and align resources with strategic goals.

  3. Retain and recruit highly qualified staff who work to ensure the success of every student.

  4. Enhance the leadership and expertise of all staff through professional learning and collaboration.

  5. Foster and strengthen community partnerships to increase student learning and family engagement.

District Information


  • Board of Education, 7 elected members
  • Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Sue Savaglio-Jarvis

Enrollment and Schools

Third Largest district in Wisconsin that serves over 21,000 students annually. Below is the breakdown from the 2016-17 school year. 


  • 4K - 5th: 10,376
  • 6th - 8th: 4,535
  • 9th - 12th: 6,914
  • TOTAL: 21,825 students


  • 22 elementary schools
  • 5 middle schools
  • 3 high schools
  • 5 charter schools
  • 5 choice schools
  • 1 specialty school
  • 1 Head Start child development center

Student Composition *

  • White 50.0%
  • Hispanic of any Race 28.3%
  • Black or African American 14.5%
  • Two or More Races 5.5%
  • Asian 1.4%
  • American Indian or Alaska Native 0.2%
  • Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0.1%
  • Students with Disabilities 12.3%
  • Economically Disadvantaged 51.4%

* Official Third Friday Enrollment Report (PDF)

Total Employees

  • 3,964

Graduation Rate

  • 87.1% (2015-16) 

Operational Fund Expenditures (Funds 10 and 27 without inter-fund transfers)

  • $261,592,310 (2016-17)
General Document(s)
Form English
Pathway to Success PDF icon pathway-to-success.pdf